BREAKING: Las Vegas Shooting, 50 People Dead, 400+ Injured (UPDATE)

Last night, over fifty people were killed in what will go down as the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.

The gunman opened his fire from a nearby hotel, where he aimed for the crowd of thousands watching Jason Aldean performing live.

In addition to the fatalities, more than 400 people were injured.

Tweet from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at 12:38 AM EST->

Here is chilling footage released by an eye witness. It was recorded just outside the Mandala Bay resort and Casino, where the concert was being held.

As seen in the first video, Jason Aldean stops and people are told to duck and cover.

According to multiple reports, the shooter was firing his automatic firearm from the 32nd floor of his hotel room, making it extremely hard for the concertgoers to tell where the bullets were coming from.

Multiple SWAT teams were sent to the hotel immediately after hearing the shots at around 12:08 AM EST.

The Mandalay Bay hotel was on virtual lockdown.

“We went into the hotel and they started shutting down casinos,” Todd Price, a guest of Mandalay Bay, told CNN. “We tried to get into our rooms, and they shut down the elevators and started to get everybody out.”

This photo shows some of the graphic and horrifying carnage at the scene…

Here is a photo of the suspected shooter, 62-year old Steve Paddock, who is reportedly not connected to any terrorist organization.

Currently, police have set up a line to call if you are looking for loved ones in the area.

Also, if you are near the area, there are aggressive requests for blood donations, as hundreds of people wounded will need it.

In recent years, there have been other extremely notable shooting events, such as the Sandy Hook School shooting in 2012 and the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016.

UPDATE – 9:57 a.m. EST

The shooter, Stephen Paddock, has committed suicide in his hotel room. He used video cameras to tell when SWAT teams were about to enter his room.

This was clearly a well-planned attack by Paddock.

Also, potential accomplice 62-year-old Marilou Danley, the woman he has been living with, has been confirmed to be out of the country.

Hours ago, Danley was a highly sought out connection to Paddock.

UPDATE – 10:50 a.m. EST

UPDATE – 11:50 a.m. EST

Haddock’s brother was interviewed saying, “My brother is just a guy that lived in Mesquite, Nevada… he ate burritos and loved to gamble…”

UPDATE – 12:15 p.m. EST: The FBI is aware of ISIS taking responsibility. Currently, there is no evidence to support their claims.

— Peter Amirata

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